NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP: Siemer, Colosimo clear career marks as Foard hammers Draughn

Published Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Hibriten rolls again, runs win streak to 25 games with rout of E. Burke

Official statistics for Foard quarterback Jack Colosimo, who on Friday cleared 4,000 career yards of total offense:
Year           Rush            Pass          Total O
2016                  271            1,004          1,275
2017                  589               930          1,519
2018                 1,062              278          1,340
TOTALS           1,922            2,212           4,134
Notes: Colosimo has 20 rushing TDs (1 in 2016, 11 in 2017, 8 this season) and 18 passing TDs (9, 8, 1)… he has thrown 22 interceptions (11, 10, 1)… he is 136-291 passing (46.7 percent) and has 310 rushes for 6.2 yards per carry.
SOURCE: Fred T. Foard High statistics, research and files.

VALDESE – Corey Siemer continued to climb on Fred T. Foard High’s all-time rushing list on Friday night, clearing 2,500 for his career as the visiting Tigers rumbled past Draughn 54-7 in Northwestern Foothills 2A football.

Siemer had 284 rushing yards, scoring three times, and quarterback Jack Colosimo ran for 174 yards and two TDs as Foard (4-5, 3-1) collected 541 rushing yards and moved into a three-way tie for second place with Patton and West Iredell.

Siemer ran for 1,137 yards last season as a sophomore – when Foard went 9-4 – and he’s added 1,494 this season and has 2,631 career rushing yards.

Colosimo is in his third season of varsity football, and he cleared 4,000 career yards of total offense on Friday when he also became a 1,000-yard rusher for the season. He has 1,922 career yards rushing and 2,212 career passing yards.

Foard has two conference games to go – Friday at 7:30 p.m. at home against East Burke and Nov. 2 at West Iredell.

Draughn (0-10, 0-5) has an open date this week and must beat East Burke in Icard on Nov. 2 to avoid the first winless varsity football season in school history. This is the Wildcats’ 10th varsity football season (31-81).

Foard is chasing its 15th state playoff appearance. The Tigers finished third in the Northwestern Foothills 2A a year ago and they have not won a conference football title since 1983.

West Iredell 30, Bunker Hill 7

STATESVILLE – Emmanuel Long ran for two scores in the second quarter, when the Warriors scored 23 points, as West Iredell rolled past the visiting Bears.

Long’s TDs on runs of 6 and 3 yards were each followed by two-point conversion runs by Myles Jackson as the Warriors (5-4, 3-1) built a 16-0 lead.

Jackson added a 3-yard TD run late in the second quarter.

The only score for the Bears (2-8, 2-3), who had won two straight games coming in, was a 68-yard run by Raheem Carson with about 8 ½ minutes to play.

West Iredell is tied for second place with Fred T. Foard and Patton as it prepares to play at defending league champion Hibriten on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Warriors head coach Monte Simmons, 13-30 at West Iredell and in his fourth season, is a former Hibriten assistant coach.

Bunker Hill closes its regular season on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Claremont, facing Patton.

Hibriten 63, East Burke 6

ICARD – The Panthers (9-0, 4-0) won their 25th straight game and grabbed career win No. 90 for head coach Clay Lewis after leading 49-0 at halftime.

Marqwone Jones ran five times for 113 yards and two scores, Skylin Thomas scored three TDs and McKinley (Gee) Witherspoon added 78 yards rushing on four carries and had two TD runs.

Thomas had a 45-yard scoring run and caught a 59-yard TD pass from Daren Perry in the second quarter and added a 65-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter to close the game’s scoring.

Hibriten outgained East Burke 415-130 to stay atop the Northwestern Foothills 2A standings. The Panthers won the league last season and went 16-0 to win the state 2AA title.

Running back Josh Moore, who ran 28 times for 79 yards, had the only TD for the Cavs (1-8, 0-4) on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Hibriten has now won 32 consecutive regular season games as it preps to play West Iredell in Lenoir on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Panthers need one win to clinch at least a share of the conference title.

East Burke goes to Fred T. Foard on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff and the Cavs close at home against Draughn on Nov. 2.

The Cavs have won at least one league game in all but three seasons since 1978 (0-7 in 2010 in the Catawba Valley Athletic 2A, 0-5 in 2000 and in 1998 in the Northwestern 4A).

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